Wednesday, May 14, 2014

My Brother

My brother died on Sunday.  He will have a fine obituary. He had a distinguished career. He and his wife raised three children who all survive him with their husbands and wives and children of their own.  He was a generous contributor in his community. To me he was a demi-god.  My child-self thought he could do anything.  The five year difference in our ages placed him in a world seemingly beyond reach. My grown up self relied on him, enjoyed his company looked forward to visits. We were as many others, siblings who grew up to be friends. Lucky us. He was much too young.  I am suddenly old. His light has gone out and left a shadow on my heart.

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